Aberdeen Tourist Attractions

The area around Aberdeen Airport in Scotland is a popular tourist destination due to the variety of exciting activities available. See Scotland's rich history and culture on foot or two wheels by visiting sites like Dunnottar Castle and Delgatie Castle.

Windsurfing and horseback riding are just two of the adrenaline-inducing pursuits available at Balmedie Beach. The Donmouth Local Nature Reserve is a great place for animal enthusiasts, as it is home to many native plants and animal species. Foodies will be spoiled for choice with the abundance of high-quality restaurants and pubs in the area serving authentic Scottish fare.

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Loch Ness and the Highlands 1-Day Tour from Aberdeen

Your journey begins in Aberdeen and continues to Dufftown, known as the "Whisky Capitol of the World." Go through the heart of Speyside to Loch Ness, where you can take a boat tour that can be booked through your guide once you are there.

The ship takes you across the loch's broadest and deepest area, where you can see Urquhart Castle in all its glory. Once you reach dry land again, it's time to visit the ancient ruins of Clava Cairns. Well-maintained ancient tombs can be found in this lush green grove. They also claim that Outlander's Craigh na Dun was influenced by this location.

After that, you must see Culloden Battlefield, the site of the last Jacobite Rising. It's a haunting, lifeless, terrible environment that helps contextual Scotland's past. The interactive exhibits here are what make the experience memorable. Before arriving at Aberdeen around 8:00 PM, stop for a restful meal in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.

From Aberdeen: Balmoral Castle and Royal Deeside Tour

Come on an intimate tour of the royal deeside to learn about its history and breathtaking landscape. The journey begins at Balmoral, the Scottish castle home to successive royal families.

Balmoral Castle was the treasured residence of the late Queen Elizabeth. King Charles II maintained a residence on the property and was very protective of the castle and its gardens. We highly recommend the audio tour, which will take you around the estate while telling you stories of the people who lived and worked there.

Scotland is well-known for its picturesque landscape, which features craggy highlands, heather-covered hills, and clear, rushing rivers. You'll take a quick scenic diversion through some beautiful highland moors and heathlands on the outskirts of Cairngorm National Park as you make your way east.

The next stop on your trip is the quaint Victorian town of Ballater. Agricultural town planning here goes back over 200 years. The majestic Glenmuick Kirk was inaugurated in 1800, and the village green is at its heart. Take a stroll through town, and you'll find a wide variety of unique stores and plenty of places to eat and drink.

On the way back to Aberdeen, we will stop at the Cambus O'May suspension bridge, a popular site for hikers. The view from the top of the recumbent stone circle at Tomnaverie is just stunning. This circle's south or southwest arc typically contains a big stone between two upright stones. The stone structure was built around a cairn grave that dates back about 4,500 years.

A trip to the Queen's vista outside Tarland, at long last. The summit of Lochnagar and the lower valley of the Dee inspired the view's eponymous name, which was bestowed upon it by Queen Victoria. Because it has altered little over the centuries, it is a very amazing and iconic vista of Aberdeenshire and much cherished.

From Aberdeen: Coastal Villages of Aberdeenshire

The first leg of the trip will take you through the rural areas of Aberdeenshire to the seaside towns of Gardenstown and Crovie. The towns carved into the red sandstone cliffs are picturesque and feel very far from civilization. Gardenstown, perched precariously on the side of a hill, has been around for a long time. The community recently celebrated its 300th naming anniversary.

Crovie is the tiniest and most out-of-the-way fishing village perched on the Buchan cliffs. Almost all of the homes face the ocean and form a single row. In the 18th century, Pennan developed into a fishing community, and its inhabitants' livelihood was tied to the ocean.

Pennan gained notoriety in the 1980s as the stand-in for the fictional Scottish community of Ferness in the film Local Hero. Film fans have traveled worldwide to place a call from the iconic red telephone box.

The modest but intriguing New Aberdour beach is backed by limestone caves originally used to hide goods smuggled into the northeast by fishermen and businesspeople. Jock, a notorious caveman, once made his home in one of the caves.

The Fraser Family, who purchased the estates of Philorth and constructed their castle on Kinnaird Head, gave the town its name, which translates to "burg of Fraser." In 1787, one of the first lighthouses in Scotland's far northeast was built out of Kinnaird Castle.

There will be enough time to explore the area around the lighthouse on foot. The largest shellfish port in Scotland is located at Fraserburgh, which also boasts some beautiful public buildings and a stunning civic fountain.

Cruden Bay was originally founded as the fishing village of Port Erroll in the 1840s by William Hay, the 18th Lord of Erroll. Visitors have always been drawn to the long pink arc of the Bay of Cruden beaches and the picturesque cliffscapes.

The ruined New Slains Castle dominates the skyline above Cruden Bay and is a popular tourist destination. Between 1597 and 1664, the structure was largely erected and enlarged. The castle was abandoned after it had fallen into disrepair in the late 19th century.

After traveling north from Aberdeen along a coastline of sands and dunes for more than fifteen miles, the first safe harbor you visit is Collieston. Smugglers found great shelter in the area's caverns and small, rocky coves.

While evading the excise man, you can educate yourself about the exploits of infamous smuggler Philip Kennedy. There are innumerable tales about shipwrecks and submerged submarines in this tiny harbor within walking distance of the busy city.

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